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BIKER IN CRASH HORROR; Two injured as motorcycle and car burst into flames on impact Biker hurt in crash horror.


A TEESSIDE motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital after a horrific smash in which two vehicles burst into flames.

The 41-year-old Skelton man was travelling on James Lane in Tunstall, North Yorkshire, when his black Triumph Daytona motorcycle collided with a Volvo 850 at around 5pm yesterday.

The two vehicles instantly burst into flames and were destroyed by the fire.

The Skelton man was seriously injured in the collision and suffered leg, abdominal and arm injuries.

He was flown to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough by the Great North Air Ambulance. He was said to be in a stable condition today. The driver of the Volvo, a 59-year-old man from Catterick Village, suffered burns and was taken to the Royal Victoria Infirmary, in Newcastle, where he remained in a stable condition today. Jane Peacock, unit manager from the Great North Air Ambulance Teesside base, said: "We were called at 5.20pm last night to a road traffic collision involving a car and a motorbike, both of which had burst into flames.

"The police requested us to attend due to the seriousness of the incident. "We took the male motorcyclist to James Cook University Hospital which took us 10 minutes." * North Yorkshire Police are now asking witnesses to the collision to contact Traffic Constable Graham Waller, of Richmond Road Policing Group, on 0845 60 60 247.


WRECKAGE: The fire-blackened remains of a car and motorcycle after a horrific crash in North Yorkshire that left two people, including a biker from East Cleveland, in hospital
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Title Annotation:News; Front Page
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Apr 8, 2011
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